For many in Asia and the US, a purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ included a free Samsung Wireless Charger Stand. This new stand differs from the previous versions in that it is not a convertible charger — it is in a fixed position. Otherwise, this offers the same charging capabilities as the previous Samsung convertible charger.
We purchased this charger in Hong Kong for HK$398, which explains the sticker saying it is a Hong Kong/Macau official product.
The features of this charger are listed on the side of the box, including: wireless fast charging, Qi certification, and support for both landscape or portrait orientation for the phone.
Here the label shows the charger’s label numbers, model number and origin: made in Vietnam.
Open the package and you’re greeted by the circular charger. The charger design is mostly minimal, with just the words “Fast Charge” labeled across.
Here’s the charger standing upright, with an instruction booklet.
The charger is circular with a little dock at the bottom to prop the phone up.
From the side you can see the tilt is roughly at a 45-degree angle.
On the back is a USB-C input. Cables go in very securely.
At the bottom you can see the specs: EP-N5100 model number. Input at 5V2A, 9V1.67A.
As you can see, the charger can prop the phone up both vertically or horizontally.
Using ChargerLAB’s Power-Z KM001 power inverter, we can see that the charger is only charging the iPhone 8 Plus at 5W, so it doesn’t support Apple’s quick charge.
Here’s the new Samsung charger (left) next to last year’s convertible charger.
Both generations of chargers are roughly the same, but the new one lacks an adjustable angle. But at the same time it’s a bit cheaper. So it’s really up to the user to decide which feature they need.